Call for Journal Papers: "ICTs and Development"

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  • Subject: Call for Journal Papers: "ICTs and Development"
  • From: "Dr Richard Heeks" <Mzdid10 at dot ac dot uk>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 00:15:22 GMT
  • Organization: Manchester University
  • Sender:
      This is a call for papers for a special issue of the 'Journal of 
      International Development' which will focus on 'Information and 
      Communication Technologies and Development'.
      ICTs can bring many benefits to developing countries and to the 
      process of socio-economic development.  However, this topic has 
      been characterised by too much hype; naive technological 
      determinism; and short memories.  This journal special issue aims 
      to provide a balanced, evidence-based picture of the relationship 
      between ICTs and development.  The issue will form a key resource 
      for those working in development.
      Papers are therefore sought on a variety of subjects relating to this 
      topic, which could include one of the following:
      ICTs in key development institutions:
      - government
      - public sector organisations
      - NGOs
      - communities
      - international organisations
      ICTs in key development sectors:
      - health
      - education
      - infrastructure
      ICTs in relation to key development targets:
      - sustainable development/environment
      - gender equality
      - poverty alleviation
      - realising human rights
      ICTs and aspects of development:
      - rural development
      - urban development
      - small enterprise development
      - social development
      ICT-specific development issues:
      - digital divide
      - Northern domination of ICT models/products/agendas
      - ICT policies
      Major boundaries are not being pre-set, but the papers would be 
      likely to provide some analysis and general conclusions about their 
      topic, and would be likely to show an awareness of development 
      processes and/or the particular conditions of developing countries.  
      Papers with a technical focus would be unlikely to be included.
      If you have any queries about content/suitability of topic, please 
      Initial expressions of interest with title and short (c.100-word) 
      summary: Jan. 31st 2001
      Submission of papers: March 31st 2001
      Papers will then be refereed, with final versions due: June 30th 
      Full papers should be no more than 5,000 words in length, and 
      ideally around 4,000 words in length; an abstract of c.100 words is 
      Electronic format will be required for the final version, and is 
      preferred for the initial submission.
      Other guidelines for authors can be found at:
      The Journal of International Development, published by John Wiley, 
      is one of the world's leading development journals.  It is refereed, 
      and abstracted in several major abstracting/indexing services.  
      Further details about the journal can be obtained from its home 
      Expressions of interest, papers and queries should be sent to the 
      special issue editor, Richard Heeks, whose contact details are 
      given below.
      Dr Richard Heeks
      Senior Lecturer, Information Systems & Development
      Institute for Development Policy & Management
      University of Manchester
      Precinct Centre
      Manchester  M13 9GH  U.K.
      Phone: +44-161-275-2870  Fax: +44-161-273-8829
      Email: richard.heeks at man dot ac dot uk
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